Hello, book lovers! We’ve done it. We’ve survived another year (almost, anyway). 2022 is just around the corner as is a host of exciting book-centered content — like some awesome film adaptations! (Who’s excited about Death on the Nile?) But before we usher in a new year, 2021 has a few more talking points to share.

Everyone at BookTrib wants to wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday. We look forward to seeing you in the new year! Until then, enjoy this mix of stories from the book world. 

Much-Anticipated Book-to-Film Adaptations Headed for the Screen in 2022: With bestsellers like Where the Crawdads Sing, in addition to Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile and Jane Austen’s Persuasion, 2022 is shaping up to be an exciting year for adaptations. — Collider

2021 Hugo Award Winners Announced! Awards across 18 categories in addition to the Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book and the Astounding Award for Best New Writer were presented. Tor.com has the full list of finalists and winners. — Tor.com

Booker Prize Finalist Sees Somali Immigrant Endure Biased Justice System of 1950s Cardiff: Wrongfully accused of murder, an incarcerated man holds onto hope that his innocence will be enough to set him free, even as authorities determine to condemn him. — BookTrib

Will and Jada Pinkett Smith Family Foundation Joins Forces With Oprah: The Smiths’ organization has partnered with Oprah Winfrey’s Charitable Foundation to create reading groups for heartfelt discussions of Will Smith’s memoir, WILL. Hollywood Reporter

The Time Traveler’s Wife Get’s a Second-Chance Adaptation With HBO: Mastermind creator behind BBC hits like Doctor Who and Sherlock takes a stab at adapting Audrey Niffenegger’s bestselling 2003 novel for the small screen after its 2009 flop. — EW

Listen to Your Literature! Everyone’s busy these days. Treat yourself to a short story or two while on the go with one of these podcasts. — BookTrib

Matrimony’s Out and Fertility Is All the Rage in Popular Fiction: Marching toward a happy ending has begun to look a little different, posits Noreen Malone, but has the overall purpose of the classic “marriage plot” really changed with a new focus on fertility? — Slate

The Capital of Crime: Enjoy these seven must-read thrillers set in that metropolitan playground of politics and power we call Washington, D.C. — BookTrib

8 New Reads for Fans of Matt Haig’s The Midnight Library: Enjoy a great book that feels like an old friend with one of these emotionally fulfilling reads! — Off the Shelf

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